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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Bob Schieffer
Anchor & Moderator, Face The Nation
KPIX 06/16/2013
I think what we have in Edward Snowden is just a narcissistic young man who has decided he is smarter than the rest of us. I don't know what he is beyond that, but he is no hero. If he has a valid point — and I'm not even sure he does — he would greatly help his cause by voluntarily coming home to face the consequences."
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
KPIX 06/23/2013
Schieffer: do you believe Senator Feinstein-- we know and we have learned a lot about the capabilities of the US government. Do you-- have you at this point come to any conclusion about whether those capabilities and that power was abused by these agencies? Feinstein: No, I have seen no abuse by these agencies, nor has any claim ever been made in any way shape, or form, that this was abused.
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
KPIX 06/23/2013
I happen to believe that this program (Sec. 215 telephone “bulk surveillance”) is carefully watched by the Justice Department, by independent inspectors general, by the NSA. Only 22 people at NSA have access to it. In the year 2012, it was only queried 300 times.
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
KPIX 06/23/2013
In the year 2012, it (Sec. 215 telephone “bulk surveillance”) was only queried 300 times. If they need a warrant to get content, that's sent to the FBI and the FBI gets a court warrant before any content of any conversation is looked at.
Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
KPIX 08/11/2013
Schieffer: country is under imminent attack, can you actually sit there and have a long argument about the pluses and minuses of this, or do you have to leave that to later? Ruppersberger: I agree with what you just said. I think it would be very impractical to have it done. Maybe on some general policy issue where the court is going to make a decision, perhaps you could bring in an advocate. But, no, on day-to-day, life-and-death decision I believe absolutely not. Also i think we should keep in mind, somehow people
Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
KPIX 08/11/2013
Schieffer: did you at this point feel the agency has invaded anyone's privacy? Ruppersberger: absolutely not. Schieffer: you do not. Ruppersberger: there are checks and balances that we have. We have Congressional oversight which we need to do and continue to do. We have the court oversight. We have those checks and balances in our country. Better privacy rights than anyone. And during the whole time that this program has been in effect there has not-- there have been some mistakes but not one intentional violation. So this speaks for itself but we have to do more.
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